Features

Aiming for elite triathlon

30 May 2014

In a previous piece leading coach Tim Williams introduced junior triathlon. His latest article is aimed at those who already have the triathlon bug and who now want to move forward.

Interview: Victoria Pendleton on motivating young riders

29 May 2014

Victoria Pendleton is simply one of the world’s most successful sprinters ever. We asked her advice about how youth racing cyclists can overcome obstacles, and about how girls can avoid the common drop-off from sport in their teenage years.

Interview: Matt Walker, MTB Downhill national champion

27 May 2014

National champion Matt Walker is one of the most exciting young MTB Downhill riders in the UK. Now on the Madison Saracen Development Team, he tells us about his racing and his aims for 2014 having moved up to the Youth category.

Win a cycling jersey signed by Sir Chris Hoy

21 May 2014

Are you aged 16 or under and do you have a great question to ask Sir Chris Hoy? We’ll include the best questions in our Q&A with Sir Chris, and include you in a draw to win a cycling jersey signed by the man himself.

Jack Ravenscroft: my MTB race weekend

21 May 2014

Jack Ravenscroft competes at European & World level in junior cross-country MTB. He tells us about his race preparation so that ambitious youth riders can perhaps learn from his approach. It’s full of wisdom to help youth riders race successfully.

Tri-Knights – introducing triathlon into primary schools

16 May 2014

Castle Triathlon Series has developed a new school programme called Tri-Knights. It’s the first curriculum-linked triathlon resource for primary schools. We asked Castle’s MD Brian Adcock all about it.

“To finish first you must first finish” – Bikeability! and youth racing cyclists

08 April 2014

We asked Nick Higgins, a Bikeability Instructor from leading cycle training company BikeRight!, to give his views about the importance of being safe on the roads, and how this can help with training & racing for youth riders.

Lizzie Armitstead interview: the Olympics, life as a pro, and the future

18 March 2014

Although still only 25 years old, Lizzie Armitstead has chalked up a magnificent list of achievements. We asked Lizzie about the Olympics, her development into a top pro, and her motivation. She also told us about her life as an elite cyclist, and what she thinks the future might hold.

Bringing up a world champion

13 March 2014

What’s it like to bring up a world champion? We asked John & Carol Armitstead, parents of Lizzie, about how they helped her develop from a primary school all-rounder to become a top pro cyclist. If you’re the parent of an ambitious youth rider, read the wisdom within their comments.

Jack Ravenscroft blog: Junior World Cyclocross Championships

15 February 2014

Seventeen-year-old Jack Ravenscroft will be representing Great Britain at the 2014 World Cyclocross Championships in The Netherlands. He’s blogging his updates here as the Championships approach and then during the event itself.